H-1B Visa

Maine Hospitality Industry, in Annual Labor Shortage Panic, Goes Out of the Box, Considers Higher Wages for Locals

Here’s an idea Los Angeles’ sanctuary-obsessed Mayor Eric Garcetti should consider: hosting a job fair to help the high percentage of unemployed locals, especially youths, get jobs. Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, all sanctuary havens, have the nation’s highest youth unemployment.

Report: No Cowboys Riding the Range on Montana Dude Ranches; H-1Bs in the Saddle

The Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank that generally favors higher immigration levels, is nevertheless an ally on the adverse effect temporary employment-based non-immigrant visas have on American workers

Post-CBS H-1B Whitewashing, another Fraud Indictment

CBS recently aired a “60 Minutes” H-1B visa segment that only hinted at this visa’s multiple inherent flaws. Since Congress created the H-1B as part of the Immigration Act of 1990, fraud in the non-immigrant, employment-based visa has been rampant.

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At UCSF, a Too-Familiar Tale; American Workers Fired, H-1Bs Hired

Recently, the University of California, San Francisco campus fired 49 information technology workers, and will replace them with foreign-born H-1B visa holders. On the story’s surface, the news is disgusting and disheartening, but hardly headline-making. H-1Bs have routinely displaced Americans since Congress created the visa more than 30 years ago.

IT Tycoons Take on Trump

Silicon Valley is angry at President Donald Trump. First, after putting piles of cash at the feet of Hillary Clinton, tech executives suffered a doomed love affair with their defeated candidate.

Last Pre-Election BLS Report is Spectacularly Underwhelming

Analysts hoped that the October economy would have generated 175,000 new jobs. The actual number the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported was even less inspiring, 161,000 of the usual low-paying, part-time jobs. Changed little over the past month was employment in major industries, including mining, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade and transportation.

Damning New Challenger, Gray Report Destroys Tech Lobby ‘Shortage’ Claim

In a recent press release, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global consultancy firm, wrote that in 2015 the U.S. technology sector – computer, technology and telecommunications firms – announced 79,315 planned job cuts.

Obama Plots Backdoor H-1B Increases

Callously insensitive to the displaced American workers at Disney, Southern California Edison and at many other large American corporations, such as Qualcomm and Microsoft, the Obama administration is working stealthily to create a large new guest worker program.

Toys“R”Us Exposed: Another H-1B Abuser

Add Toys“R”Us to the already prominent list of companies that abuse the H-1B visa to intentionally displace American workers. Among those on the growing list are Disney, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Cargill, Southern California Edison, New York Life, Pfizer and Harley-Davidson.

DOL Clears Southern California Edison, Infosys of Wrongdoing in H-1B Scandal

Shortly after the Southern California Edison Company fired about 500 of its tech workers and replaced them with H-1B visa holders, Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) led a bipartisan congressional group which demanded that then-Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez investigate.

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